Susan’s Book Talk: My Friend Christine D’Abo


Many of you who hang out here know that I’ve made friends with a group of writers I call the Eroti-chicks. They are a great group of women who write romances, often erotic in nature, for many of the e-publishers. I’m acquaintances with a few who’ve made the leap to print (like Lauren Dane, whose copy of Making Chase that I won in a contest a while back finally arrived. Yippee!) and to big publishing houses.

Now, let’s focus in one of my eroti-chick friends, shall we? Today’s focus is on the lovely Christine D’Abo, whose friendship toward me has touched me both personally and as a writer.

Christine’s got a new book out today, folks. It’s called Primal Elements, and I know you want to read it.

Here’s the blurb:

The last thing Jenna Robins wants for her thirtieth birthday is a trip to
the Perfect Match dating service, but she is given little choice from her
group of friends. What she doesn’t expect is to be “matched” with Ben
Hawthorn, her arrogant and handsome, ex-boss. Her opinion of Ben hasn’t
softened much since he sabotaged her research project by pulling the funding
at the last minute seven years ago.

But after a night of passion and the discovery of an alien artifact, Ben and
Jenna are forced to come to terms with their past relationship as the device
draws them closer together physically and emotionally. They must rely on
each other if they are to survive an attack from an old foe, and the force
of their own attraction.

Sounds good, huh?

Well, I thought so, too. So much so that I was inspired to ask Christine what song most makes her think of her book. I mean, heck. I write about music and rock stars, right? Let’s talk about books in the guise of music.

Here’s what she said:

I think the song that fits their relationship the best is Someday by
Nickelback. Their relationship seven years fell apart, things were said
and done that pulled them apart. Now they’ve been put together again and
want to make it work.

So. There ya go.

Christine’s new book, and the song that goes with it.

You know you want it.



  1. Dar

    August 22, 2008 3:39 pm

    Oooh-la-la. This sounds like a yummy kind of read. I will add it to the ever growing pile of books I want to read.

  2. Thomma Lyn

    August 22, 2008 9:31 pm

    *grin!* The Eroti-chicks rock! 🙂 And Christine is an inspiration with her productivity and her enthusiasm. BR/BR/IPrimal Elements/I sounds cool! And neat idea, too, to talk about books in the context of music. Music is a big part of many of my books, as it has been an important part of my life since I was very young.

  3. susiej

    August 23, 2008 1:25 am

    You are a riot! I sent you an e-mail… It got sent back twice… so, hopefully you’ll see it soon.BR/BR/Yup, I want it.

  4. Wylie Kinson

    August 23, 2008 12:11 pm

    Woo hoo!! Congrats Christine!!

  5. Amy Ruttan

    August 23, 2008 4:35 pm

    I got it!BR/BR/:)BR/BR/I usually get to read them before hand. This one I haven’t, but I know it’ll rock. 🙂

  6. shaunesay

    August 24, 2008 1:11 am

    Evil You Tube, Evil!BR/BR/I love that song, okay, and most of what Nickelback does, so of course I got sucked into all the videos on You Tube that I hadn’t seen yet!BR/BR/If the book has that feel to it, I may have to check it out!BR/BR/There’s a new marketing idea for people, hey, the book feels like this song, check it out! LOL!BR/BR/Thanks for spotlighting Christine for us Susan! *hugs*

  7. Winter

    August 24, 2008 2:25 am

    I listened to that song today. LOL I used it at the Bar awhile back. I do want to read the book now too!

  8. Leigh Russell

    August 24, 2008 4:44 am

    I wonder what the Ialien artefact/I is? Sounds original!

  9. Leah Braemel

    August 24, 2008 4:14 pm

    Congrats to Christine, but OMG Susan, now you’re frightening me. Is that really the type of question you ask authors? What type of music … I am SO out of touch with the music world. Maybe when Private Property comes out, I’ll turn to you for suggestions because there’s no way in heck I’ll be able to come up with modern day songs. I mean, I’ve HEARD of Nickelback, but that’s about it … they’ve broken up? I had no idea. See? Clueless!

  10. Susan Helene Gottfried

    August 24, 2008 6:30 pm

    Exactly, Shaunie. Exactly.

  11. Susan Helene Gottfried

    August 24, 2008 6:36 pm

    I didn’t know Nickelback broke up. Are you sure, Leah?BR/BR/And who said the song had to be recent???BR/BR/(I’ll have other ideas if you want to promo the book here, too. Don’t worry. Don’t panic. It’s all good.)

  12. Leah Braemel

    August 24, 2008 6:39 pm

    Christine said: I I think the song that fits their relationship the best is Someday byBR/Nickelback. Their relationship seven years fell apart, things were saidBR/and done that pulled them apart. Now they’ve been put together again andBR/want to make it work./IBR/BR/Not having listened to the song,I took it that she meant Nickelback had been through something similar to her characters and that’s why she thought the song worked. I just wiki’d it – they haven’t. So I’m still lost as to the significance of the song. Off to YouTube I guess. BR/BR/See what an educational experience your blog can be?

  13. Susan Helene Gottfried

    August 24, 2008 6:42 pm

    That is high praise, Leah! Thanks!

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